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Curated research library of TV news clips regarding the NSA, its oversight and privacy issues, 2009-2014

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Primary curation & research: Robin Chin, Internet Archive TV News Researcher; using Internet Archive TV News service.


Nicholas Rushworth
Reporter, France 24
LINKTV 06/24/2015
Rushworth: The leaks have been timed to highlight the whole state spying and secrecy question with the French parliament due to pass a controversial security and surveillance bill this Wednesday. Video clip: The United States of America, Barack Obama. Godula: Wikileaks says that it wasn’t just French Presidents who were spied on by the U.S. but also several top French officials, and the reaction here has been a sharp one. The President, Francois Hollande has slammed the report as unacceptable. Dupuis: The Elysée spied on for at least six years. The allegations revealed by Wikileaks come as a blow to the French President. Francois Hollande set up an emergency meeting with his top cabinet Ministers and heads of intelligence services. In a statement, Hollande says France will not tolerate any acts that threaten its security. Elysée Statement: These acts are acceptable. They had already led to a discussion between the United States and France in 2013 at the time of the first revelations.
Aurore Cloe Dupuis
Journalist, France 24
LINKTV 06/24/2015
Dupuis: The National Security Council insist the U.S. is not and will not target the communications of President Hollande. As for the White House, it refuses to comment on specific intelligence allegations. Godula: Francois Hollande is now hosting crisis talks on the spying claim. An emergency meeting is now under way with Parliamentary group leaders at the Elysée Presidential Palace, and that is where Douglas Herbert is, now as well. Doug, there is so much indignation, anger over there today. Talk us through the developments since the story first broke. Hubert: yeah, you used the exact right words -- anger, indignation, also a sense of, "are you kidding me?" going on here. We've had a steady stream across the political spectrum in and out of the French Presidential palace behind me.
Herbert Douglas
International Affairs Editor, France 24
LINKTV 06/24/2015
Godula: Doug, we’ve known about these NSA activities for several years, ever since they were first linked by Edward Snowden, the former NSA contractor. Is there anyone there particularly at the presidential palace who’s really surprised that the NSA is spying on other countries' leaders? Hubert: Yeah, you know, it is a tempting question, like that famous line from the movie "Casablanca" -- "I’m shocked, shocked that gambling is going on here." And you can say the same thing about these spying revelations because what we have known since Edward Snowden first exposed the magnitude of the NSA surveillance drag net, if you will, both in the U.S. and internationally. We’ve known that this stuff is going on.
Genie Godula
Anchor, France 24
LINKTV 06/24/2015
Godula: France has lashed out at the United States after new reports from wikileaks said the NSA has spied on the last three French Presidents. The whistleblowing website says the U.S. eavesdropped on current President Francois Hollande as well as Nicolas Sarkozy and Jacques Chirac. The U.S. Ambassador has been summoned to the French Foreign Ministry and France’s top intelligence official is readying a trip to the U.S. to get to the bottom of the claims. Nicholas Rushworth has more. Rushworth: Wikileaks reveals Operation Espionage Elysée, alleging U.S. spies listened into the phone conversations of the last top three French Presidents and other top French officials. Could be a major diplomatic embarrassment for the U.S. administration, that embarrassment is only just beginning with Wikileaks bound to drip feed more about NSA's spying on France.
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